Straight out of student life, graduate Jossh is finding it hard to go from beans to steaks. Here he gives it a good shot and tries out a VonShef steamer. Over to Jossh…
Why did you fancy trying the steamer?
Usually I boil all my veg but I wanted to find an easier way with no sieving or draining. I’d tried steaming veg the manual way and love it. So I wanted to see if there was much or any difference with a proper steamer. Plus, it’s really healthy.
What did you make?
Roast chicken with smoked paprika, coarse salt, pepper and organic balsamic vinegar. I also had a vegetable medley of asparagus, broccoli, peas and butternut squash. Dish was really tasty and the vegetables cooked much better by steaming rather than boiling. I’d definitely make this dish in the steamer again.
How easy was it to make?
Extremely easy. Just follow the instructions and it was cooked in 20 minutes. The roast chicken and veg was a good, cheap dish that would feed a family. It felt healthy and the vegetables were perfect for steaming.
Any extra tips?
There’s a tray, which allows more water to be placed in the drip tray. It’s not obvious at first but very useful.
What’s the best bit about the 3 tier steamer?
The clear, bright and easy LCD timer – it looks pretty stylish too.
Any bad bits?
If you were to use the full three tiers (I only used two), there’s a lot of extra features and parts to get your head round. It may be confusing at first but once you’ve got used to it – easy.